Tribute to Helen Clark – leaves UNDP after eight years as Administrator
Apr 19, 2017
The following is a statement on behalf of President of the UNDP Executive Board, Ambassador Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN, on the departure of Helen Clark as Administrator of UNDP.
Secretary-General nominates Achim Steiner of Germany as Administrator of United Nations Development Programme
Apr 18, 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), wrote to the President of the General Assembly requesting the General Assembly to confirm Achim Steiner of Germany as the new Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years.
The Banco do Brasil Foundation of Social Technology Award is released in Brasília
Apr 17, 2017
Held every two years, the award is considered one of the main events of the third sector in Brazil. This year the competition is co-sponsored by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Brazil and the support of the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Social and economic costs of Zika can reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean
Apr 6, 2017
The socio-economic cost of the recent spread of the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean will total an estimated US$7-18 billion between 2015 and 2017, according to an impact assessment launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Amidst progress, extreme poverty and exclusion among some groups persist in Latin America and the Caribbean, Report finds
Mar 21, 2017
Development gaps for women, indigenous peoples, remote dwellers and other groups set to widen unless deep-rooted development barriers, including violence, discrimination and unequal political participation, are tackled.
UNDP names Panda Champions for Global Goals
Jan 6, 2017
The 17 winners – who come from 15 different countries – were chosen from hundreds of people who submitted videos about their favourite of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The 2016 Awards for Excellence in Human Development Reporting recognized the work of UNDP in Chile
Dec 6, 2016
New York, 6 December 2016 - The Human Development Report Office (HDRO) announced today the four winners of the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Human Development Reporting for national and regional reports in an event at the United Nation Headquarters in New York, recognizing the work of Chile, Montenegro, Sri Lanka and Uganda.
Governments and companies from more than 30 countries meet in Panama to commit to advancing gender equality in the workplace
Nov 21, 2016
Panama City - In a global context where women earn, on average, 24 percent less than men for the same work and hold only 22 percent of senior management positions, more than 230 representatives of governments, private and public companies, trade unions and research organizations from 34 countries gathered on Monday to share innovative strategies and discuss persistent challenges for advancing gender equality in the workplace.
UNDP supports Cuba after Hurricane Matthew
Nov 9, 2016
UNDP has initiated, hand in hand with local authorities, an early and resilient recovery process, with emphasis on rebuilding houses, to address the immediate needs and lay the foundations for a long-term recovery and strengthening the capacities of affected communities.
Latin America commits to strengthening social protection systems and focus on multidimensional progress
Nov 1, 2016
Santo Domingo – After two days of sharing experiences with public policies around the Sustainable Development Goals, poverty eradication and reducing inequality, representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean governments at the VIII Ministerial Forum for Development signed the "Declaration of Santo Domingo” — a commitment to seek the most efficient and sustainable ways to promote the advancement of the 2030 Agenda, with an integrated model in accordance with national priorities.